In 2022 the iconic Ash tree on the South Western boundary had to be removed as it was suffering from the contagious Ash dieback disease. A number of other smaller Ash trees were also removed from the copse.
To replace this icon, and also in recognition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign, three young Oak trees have been planted in the corner of the ground and are beginning to thrive.
This project was able to be completed owing to the generosity of our long-standing friends at the Rioteers Cricket Club, much assisted by Hillier Nurseries and with a further generous contribution of the Brigands’ President Bryan Burns. These trees should stand in memory of these relationships for many, many years to come while providing a new backdrop for the setting sun in the west.